Good Samaritan helps jump start cars for free

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The cold can be pretty hard on our cars, but one local man volunteered his time helping give people a jump.

4th Avenue Auto Sales in Moline has been flooded with calls.

"They've been ringing off the hook, probably about every five minutes," said employee Chris Sunken.

However, the calls aren't for their business, but for a certain employee.  Brad McCorckle, who works at 4th Avenue, decided to post on Facebook he would help out whoever needed a jump start for their car.

"(I thought) 'We should put something on Facebook and go out and see who needs some help,' so that's what we did," said McCorckle.

The post blew up on Facebook and so did the calls. On Monday, January 6, 2013, McCorckle started his day at 10:00 a.m., driving to several homes to offer his help for free.

"That's what struck me right there, that he was willing to do that to give back to the community.  So, I think it's a great thing he's doing especially in this weather," said Robin Carden, a nurse who was stranded at home and needed to get to her patients.

McCorckle says it's just the right thing to do.

"I was always taught by my parents to help people," said McCorckle.

He's bringing sunshine to people on a very cold day.

"There's not many out there willing to do that anymore," said Carden.

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